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Czech First League
Czech First League Fortuna logo
Country Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1993
Number of teams 16
Relegation to Czech National Football League
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Czech Cup
UEFA cup(s) UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current champions Slavia Prague (5th title) (2018–19)
Most successful club Sparta Prague (12 titles)
Website Official website
Football current event 2019–20

The Czech First League, currently known as the Fortuna Liga for sponsorship reasons, is a Czech professional league for football clubs. At the top of the Czech football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. It is contested by 16 clubs, operating a system of promotion and relegation with the Czech National Football League. Seasons run from August to May, with teams playing 30 games each. The league is currently ranked 13th in Europe in the UEFA league rankings.

The history of the Czech football league began at the end of the 20th century. It was reorganised for the 1993–1994 season, after the dissolution of former Czechoslovakia and therefore of the Czechoslovak League. Having won more than half of league titles, Sparta Prague are the most successful team in Czech First League history. Other clubs who have won the title are Slavia Prague, Slovan Liberec, Baník Ostrava and Viktoria Plzeň.

Sponsorship

In 1997 the league started a sponsorship deal with Plzeňský Prazdroj, a. s. and became known as the Gambrinus liga (after the company's Gambrinus beer). In 2008, the sponsorship was extended until the end of the 2013–14 season.

In May 2014, the league announced a four-year sponsorship deal with betting firm Synot, nevertheless deal was terminated at the end of 2015-16 season. During the contract, the league was officially called Synot liga.

In July 2016 a new two-year sponsorship deal has been announced with an online insurance company ePojisteni.cz, the league is officially called ePojisteni.cz liga.

In October 2016 FAČR, LFA and Czech betting company Fortuna signed a 6-year partnership deal. In accordance with this deal, the Czech First League will be called Fortuna liga from the 2018–19 season.

2019–20 Clubs

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Czech First League seasons

2016–17 · 2017–18 · 2018–19 · 2019–20 · 2020–21 ·

Czech First League 2020–21

Bohemians 1905 · Zbrojovka Brno · Dynamo České Budějovice · Jablonec · Karviná · Slovan Liberec · Mladá Boleslav · Sigma Olomouc · Opava · Baník Ostrava · Pardubice · Viktoria Plzeň · Příbram · Slavia Prague · Slovácko · Sparta Prague · Teplice · Fastav Zlín

Czech First League stadiums 2019–20

Andrův stadion · City stadium Karviná-Ráj · Ďolíček Stadium · Doosan Arena · Generali Arena · Letná Stadion · Lokotrans Aréna · Městský fotbalový stadion Miroslava Valenty · Městský stadion v Ostravě-Vítkovicích · Na Litavce · Na Stínadlech · Sinobo Stadium · Stadion Střelnice · Stadion Střelecký ostrov · Stadion u Nisy · Stadion v Městských sadech

Football in Czech Republic
League competitions The ČMFS Cup competitions
Czech First League Czech Republic Czech Cup
Czech National Football League (U-21) (U-19) Czech Supercup
ČFL, MSFL (U-18) (U-17)
Czech Fourth Division (A, B, C, D, E) List of clubs
Prague Championship List of stadiums
List of leagues
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